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01/09/04 - Chicago

Pete Rose, Campaigning for Reinstatement and the Hall, Meets his Public

Pete Rose has opened a new front in his campaign to be reinstated to major league baseball with a book signing in a Lower Manhattan Borders.

Rose signed about a thousand copies of his new autobiography, the one in which he finally admits to betting on ballgames, for about 500 buyers.

Most, not surprisingly, think the 17-time All-Star has been punished enough.

"We can name millions of athletes that have been given second, third and fourth chances," said Dennis Granelli, who bought a book.

But Andy Kraus, who just came to watch, says he doesn't have any sympathy for Rose. "I respect what he did on a baseball field," Kraus said. But he added: "I'm not going to buy his book."

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